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How to Install Wordpress

Before we begin, you need to log into your cPanel account ( Guide HERE ). Then proceed with the steps below

Step 1 : Find Softaculous App Installer in cPanel

You can find it by typing Softaculous in the cPanel search bar, below is an image of the cPanel search bar, and the Softaculous App Installer

cpanel search

Softaculous

Click on Softaculous App Installer

Step 2 : Find Wordpress in Softaculous

Once you open the Softaculous App Installer, you will see a Wordpress button, like shown below. Click on it

cpanel search

You would be brought to a Wordpress page, and you will need to click Install like shown below.

cpanel search

Step 3 : Wordpress Settings

There are many settings to choose. These are the recommended settings

Choose the version you want to install Always choose the latest version ( Highest number )

Choose protocol Choose https:// . Even if there is an error, leave it be, as you can install your SSL later.

Choose Domain Choose the domain you want to install it to

In Directory Leave this blank, unless you want to install it in www.yourdomain.com/directory

Site Name/Description You can choose anything, and you can change it later

Enable Multisite (WPMU) Recommended to leave unticked

Admin Username/Password/Email Choose a username/password that is difficult to be cracked, and your own email

Language Choose your preferred language

Limit Login Attempts (Loginizer) Tick if you want to prevent people from bruteforcing into your admin area

Classic Editor Tick if you are an old user and want to use the classic editor version of Wordpress, otherwise leave untick

Advanced Options Recommended to leave unticked

Select Theme You can choose a theme here. You can change it later

Click Install at the end of the page

Step 4 : Login at your administrator page !

Following the first four steps, you will be greeted with this congratulations page

wordpress done

You can now login via the Adminstrative URL with the login information you selected earlier !

This article was last updated on 3rd March 2019

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